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In the Classroom: The Arrival and Ellis Island

Last Wednesday we went to Ellis Island. At the kids’ request I brought along a copy of The Arrival and they brought their little booklets. Rushed as we were (the buses were late and we had to get back for … Continue reading

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In the Classroom: The Arrival Box

As I mentioned in another post I used The Ellis Island Collection (a collection of beautiful reproductions of documents and artifacts related to Ellis Island) as a resource while reading The Arrival. Now we are using it as a model … Continue reading

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In the Classroom: Thoughts on Teaching The Arrival

Using this book with my students has been a fantastic experience; I can’t recommend it enough. I will definitely do it again next year with few alterations. To review: Before beginning, I showed the children Shaun Tan’s website on The … Continue reading

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In the Classroom: Presenting Part II of The Arrival

In this post you will see a poem one of my students was inspired to write as we discussed the meaning of the balloon that dropped our hero into his strange new city. And also there is a podcast of … Continue reading

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In the Classroom: First Group Presentations about The Arrival

This morning I read aloud Avi and C.B. Mordan’s Silent Movie. This book beautifully links The Arrival to Charlie Chaplin’s early movies (which I’m also showing now to the class) as well as to the various early immigration images and … Continue reading

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In The Classroom: Beginning to Read The Arrival

Today I began by reviewing with the kids what we’d done so far. We then looked at several reproductions of immigration-related artifacts from The Ellis Island Collection. This wonderful publication is a box of beautifully reproduced documents related to Ellis … Continue reading

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In the Classroom: Introducing The Arrival

So yesterday I introduced the book to the class and it went really well. Here’s what I did: 1. I showed the kids the book, opening it up so they could see the pages. “What is unusual about it?” I … Continue reading

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In the Classroom: Teaching The Arrival

Ever since I first saw it I have been trying to figure out how I could use Shaun Tan’s The Arrival. The theme for our fourth graders’ year is immigration. We begin by having them think about their own migration … Continue reading

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In the Classroom: Our Arrival Box

  Today my class will give our beautiful Arrival Collection box to Shaun Tan in person. I only hope we can express to him how wonderful the experience of reading his book has been for us. The children have created … Continue reading

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NYU to Host “Telling Lives,” a Symposium Exploring Picture Book Biography

New York, NY – On Friday, April 13th from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., NYU’s Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development, and its Constantine Georgiou Library and Resource Center for Children and Literature will host “Telling Lives,” a half-day symposium and exploration … Continue reading

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